Producer Charles Roven confirms that Aquaman is set after the events of Justice League.
The DC Extended Universe is coming together. With three films already released, the franchise is starting to establish its own timeline and continuity. One thing concerning this timeline that has not been clear is where the in-production Aquaman fits in. Producer Charles Roven provides us with an answer.
While speaking with CinemaBlend, Roven explained that the King of Atlantis’ solo outing will take place after Justice League and will reference that film in some way:
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"Aquaman will make reference [to Justice League]. There will be some reference of something that preceded Aquaman that will be in Aquaman. I believe that is the intention."
Roven then talked about the studio’s approach to building their continuity, particularly how things relate to Justice League:
"James [Wan] definitely knows where he’s going with [Aquaman], and that movie takes place in a world where Justice League happened, and Man of Steel happened, and Wonder Woman obviously takes place before Man of Steel – except for the bookends we have. So, that’s where we have the most ability to freeform. We could do a movie that takes place after Justice League, we can do a movie that takes place after Batman v. Superman…well not really. You can’t do a movie in between Batman v. Superman and Justice League, but we can do movies that take place after Justice League and we can do movies that precede Justice League."
Justice League will undoubtedly be a massive event in the DCEU, and it’s sure to have lasting effects. But how will it exactly affect Aquaman and subsequent films? With a good few months left before it arrives in theaters, we have plenty of time to speculate.
Justice League hits theaters on November 17, 2017, and Aquaman will follow on December 21, 2018.